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It isn't a question of the driver being
inaccessible. it’s a question of the installation program being
inaccessible. Do you know how to work with object navigation and screen
review? Do you also have another screen-reader available, it can be as a
demo. I don't have any idea if you could have used the installation
software. About ten years ago, I installed Epson software. I may
have had to use something like object navigation and/or another screen-reader, I
don't remember now. But we need more information about what you have and
if you know how to use these ways of navigation.
It also sounds as though you have sighted help
now. if you install the driver or the full software, any compatible OCR
program that can cause the scanner to run and have the information transferred
to it will be able to be used. You aren't working with the driver.
You are working with the OCR program and that program is communicating with the
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Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:46 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible scanner drivers
To clarify my original question, my old scanner is Epson, and it's driver was
completely inaccessible, so I was unable to install it, and back then I didn't
have anyone sighted to help me - so no matter what OCR program you're using,
without a driver it's not going to work. So this time I would like to check that
the driver is accessible first and foremost.
On 5/21/2020 9:21 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
May 21, 2020 at 10:59 AM, Gene wrote:
It used to be that at least some scanners came with accessible
OCR programs. I don't know enough about this to generalize, but it is
my impression that not as many do now.Gene, since you asked for
comment, this is precisely the opposite of my experience, still ongoing.
I don't know of a single home or office grade flatbed scanner or
multi-function that doesn't include OCR as part of its "scan to PDF"
function. They've all been doing this for years now.
I have a
personal preference for Canon multi-function machines, which definitely
include OCR functionality, but mostly because they still sell a number of
models with separate ink tanks, which are less expensive in the long run, and
infinitely less expensive if you buy automatic reset chip (ARC) tanks that you
A dear friend of mine who's my mother's age, and has been
totally blind since birth, has been using a now-out-of-production Canon
multi-function that I recommended to her for somewhere around 5 years or so
now. She does have scanning software other than that which comes with
the multi-function, though, and I'm not sure which software she's using with
I have to admit that I am at least a bit confused by the original
question, as I have not directly interfaced with a scanner driver, whether
with a sighted or blind client, in years. The application software that
comes with or that you can use with the device is the user
Brian - Windows
10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build
has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.
Now, you simply declare your own truth.
Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How
Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States,
September 23, 2019